The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1443461792
ISBN 13: 9781443461795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Stars Book Review:

THE NEW #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the great flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders—Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, caregivers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds.

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10: 1529046173
ISBN 13: 9781529046175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Stars Book Review:

Three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. The Pull of the Stars is the Sunday Times Bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wonder and Room. 'An immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel' – The Times The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born . . . Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over the course of three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss. Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards -- Eason Novel of the Year The Telegraph's 'Best Novels of 2020' Guardian's 'Brilliant Books to Transport You This summer', 'Best Books of 2020' Cosmopolitan's 'Best Books to Read this summer' Stylist's 'Best summer Reads

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0316499048
ISBN 13: 9780316499040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Stars Book Review:

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews) In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- Doctor Kathleen Lynn, a rumoured Rebel on the run from the police , and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other's lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds.

Frog Music

Frog Music
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN 10: 1447249755
ISBN 13: 9781447249757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frog Music Book Review:

Frog Music is an atmospheric and gripping novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, adapted as a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson. San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Inspired by a true unsolved crime, Frog Music, a New York Times bestseller, is a dark and compelling story of intrigue and murder.

Slammerkin

Slammerkin
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0151006725
ISBN 13: 9780151006724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slammerkin Book Review:

Born to poverty in eighteenth-century London, Mary Saunders's love of fine clothes and a dream of a better life take her from the world of prostitution to life as a household seamstress in Monmouth to a search for true freedom. 25,000 first printing.

Akin

Akin
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1443458953
ISBN 13: 9781443458955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Akin Book Review:

In her first contemporary novel since Room, bestselling author Emma Donoghue returns with a brilliant tale of love, loss and family. The life of a retired New York professor is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera in the hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets. Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when he receives an unexpected request. A social worker is looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Although he has never met the boy, Noah is convinced to take Michael with him to France. Suffering from jet lag and culture shock, the odd couple argue about everything from steak haché to screen time, and the trip shows every sign of being a disaster. But Michael’s skill with tech and his sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family’s past. Eventually they both come to understand that people of all eras run risks on behalf of their loved ones. In learning this they discover that they are more akin than they knew. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy who unpick the threads of their painful stories and start to write a new one together.

The Pull of the Moon

The Pull of the Moon
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0099451743
ISBN 13: 9780099451747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Moon Book Review:

"Dear Martin I'm sorry the note I left you was so abrupt. I just wanted you to know I was safe...I won't be backc for a while. I'm on a trip. I needed all of a suddden to go, without saying where, because I don't know where. I know this is not like me. I know that. But please believe me, I am safe and I am not crazy. I felt as though if I didn't do this I wouldn't be safe and I would be crazy... And can you belive this? I love you an" Sometimes you have to leave your life behind for a while to see it and really live freshly again. In this luminous, exquisitely written novel, a woman follows the pull of the moon to find her way home. Sometimes humerous, sometimes heartbreaking, always honest, The Pull of the Moon is a novel about the journey of one woman - and about the issues of the heart that transforms the lives of all women."

The Pull of Gravity

The Pull of Gravity
Author: Gae Polisner
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781429923156
ISBN 13: 1429923156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of Gravity Book Review:

While Nick Gardner's family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot's final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot's father. There's just one problem: the Scoot's father walked out years ago and hasn't been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck's life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him. Characters you'll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.

Room

Room
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-05-07
ISBN 10: 178682177X
ISBN 13: 9781786821775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Room Book Review:

‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

Life Mask

Life Mask
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 669
Release: 2005-09-05
ISBN 10: 0547541465
ISBN 13: 9780547541464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Mask Book Review:

The bestselling author of Slammerkin vividly brings to life the Beau Monde of late eighteenth-century England, turning the private drama of three celebrated Londoners into a robust, full-bodied portrait of a world on the brink of revolution. In a time of looming war, of glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones; and everyone wears a mask. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby, the inventor of the horse race that bears his name, endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?This is a remakable novel in the tradition of the very best historical fiction.

The Pull of the Ocean

The Pull of the Ocean
Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-05
ISBN 10: 0385736665
ISBN 13: 9780385736664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Ocean Book Review:

Loosely based on Charles Perrault's "Tom Thumb," seven brothers in modern-day France flee their poor parents' farm, led by the youngest who, although mute and unusually small, is exceptionally wise.

The Lotterys Plus One

The Lotterys Plus One
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 1443445592
ISBN 13: 9781443445597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lotterys Plus One Book Review:

Internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue's first children's book follows the domestic adventures of a large, rumbustious, multicultural family. The Lotterys, as they call themselves, are headed up by a lesbian couple and a gay couple who joined forces to create a family, won a lottery jackpot and moved into a Victorian Gothic mansion in Toronto, where their enormous brood is home-schooled. It all seems perfectly normal to nine-year-old Sumac until their hitherto obscure grandfather Grumps comes to stay, upending the Lotterys’ already chaotic family life.

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0316499048
ISBN 13: 9780316499040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pull of the Stars Book Review:

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews) In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- Doctor Kathleen Lynn, a rumoured Rebel on the run from the police , and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other's lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds.

The Sealed Letter

The Sealed Letter
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-09-24
ISBN 10: 0547391579
ISBN 13: 9780547391571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sealed Letter Book Review:

Miss Emily "Fido" Faithfull is a "woman of business" and a spinster pioneer in the British women’s movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of a once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen’s failing marriage and obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into an intriguing courtroom drama complete with accusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious letter that could destroy more than one life. Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian-style.

The Prettiest Star

The Prettiest Star
Author: Carter Sickels
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 9781938235832
ISBN 13: 1938235835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prettiest Star Book Review:

EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" - BookRiot's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" - Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of May 2020" - Salon's "Best and boldest new must-read books for May" - BookPage's "19 can't-miss reads from independent publishers" - Garden & Gun's "Best Books of May" - Logo NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring" A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDs epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die, by Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award-winning author Carter Sickels. Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson's death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Lambda Literary award-winning author Carter Sickels's second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who'd rejected them. Six short years after Brian Jackson moved to New York City in search of freedom and acceptance, AIDS has claimed his lover, his friends, and his future. With nothing left in New York but memories of death, Brian decides to write his mother a letter asking to come back to the place, and family, he was once so desperate to escape. The Prettiest Star is told in a chorus of voices: Brian's mother Sharon; his fourteen-year-old sister, Jess, as she grapples with her brother's mysterious return; and the video diaries Brian makes to document his final summer. This is an urgent story about the politics and fragility of the body, of sex and shame. Above all, Carter Sickels's stunning novel explores the bounds of family and redemption. It is written at the far reaches of love and understanding, centering on the moments where those two forces stretch toward each other and sometimes touch.

Stir Fry

Stir Fry
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1443422614
ISBN 13: 9781443422611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stir Fry Book Review:

An ad in the students’ union—“2 females seek flatmate. No bigots”—leads Maria to a home with warm Ruth and wickedly funny Jael. But one day, something Maria glimpses by accident forces her to question everything she thought she knew.

The Winter Soldier

The Winter Soldier
Author: Daniel Mason
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 0316477583
ISBN 13: 9780316477581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winter Soldier Book Review:

Winner of the Northern California Book AwardA New York Times Editors' Choice PickA Washington Post Notable Book of 2018A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018An NPR Best Book of 2018 National Bestseller "The Winter Soldier brims with improbable narrative pleasures...These pages crackle with excitement... A spectacular success." --Anthony Marra, New York Times Book Review "A dream of a novel... Part mystery, part war story, part romance." --Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever. From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

A Star Called Henry

A Star Called Henry
Author: Roddy Doyle
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-06-04
ISBN 10: 0307375382
ISBN 13: 9780307375384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Star Called Henry Book Review:

An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing, begging, charming, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At fourteen, already six foot two, Henry's in the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian, and, soon, a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike, a lover.

Pull of the Earth

Pull of the Earth
Author: Teague Bohlen
Publsiher: Ghost Road Publishing Group Incorporated
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780977127276
ISBN 13: 0977127273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pull of the Earth Book Review:

A family's dark secrets are at the root of this rich novel set in rural Illinois. Alternating between the mysterious past and the unsettled present day, a father and son contend-individually-with complicated loyalties to parents, friends, lovers, and the land itself. What can a young man do? This is the central question of a complex story about love and obligation.

Astray

Astray
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 0316206261
ISBN 13: 9780316206266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astray Book Review:

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.